Mentha enters into a partnership with Amsterdam Data Collective (ADC). The integrated data science consultancy is among the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands and will accelerate their international growth ambitions starting with the merger with DAMVAD Analytics.
Since 2017, the team at Amsterdam Data Collective have helped organisations become more data-driven, particularly within the financial, healthcare, and public sectors. ADC has since grown to more than 80 employees by focusing on sector specialisation and refining a collective company culture of people who share a common goal of making a positive impact with data science. The FD Gazellen Awards 2022 marked the success of ADC’s collective culture, ranking the company among the top 20 fastest growing companies in the Netherlands for two years in a row. Next to that, ADC received multiple Great Place to Work certifications based on employee surveys.
ADC’s international expansion strategy started in 2022 with the opening of an office in Copenhagen. As part of the partnership with Mentha, ADC is now able to accelerate its expansion plans in the Nordics by merging with DAMVAD Analytics, a data science consultancy based in Denmark and Sweden. The DAMVAD Analytics team consists of around 30 consultants and has a strong presence in pharmaceuticals, financial services, the public sector, and philanthropy.
“Following the opening of the Amsterdam Data Collective office in Copenhagen, the investment by Mentha provides ADC with the opportunity to accelerate growth in the Nordics and merge with DAMVAD Analytics. We look forward to take the next steps in our international growth story with Mentha and believe the added diversity and expertise of the enlarged ADC team will lead us to create better solutions with more impact”, says Rik van der Woerdt, Co-Founder and CEO of Amsterdam Data Collective.
With a team of more than 110 experts in data strategy, data engineering, data science and data visualisation, ADC is able to offer a complete Data-Driven Organisation proposition to the market. ADC aspires to become a leading data science agency on a European scale and, as part of the collective company culture, the broader employee base will be shareholders alongside Mentha in this growth journey.
Dirk Vriend, Investment Director at Mentha: “We value ADC for its collective culture and their drive to use data science to make a positive impact. Together with the enterprising team, we expect to continue ADC’s strong growth track by attracting and retaining talent, developing innovative integrated data science solutions and accelerating expansion through an international buy-and-build strategy.”
Headquartered in Amsterdam and founded in 2006, Mentha is an independent private equity firm active at the lower end of the mid-market. Mentha invests in established, mid-sized and profitable companies with clear opportunities for growth along multiple avenues, such as organic growth, expansion in new markets or through buy-and-build. The entrepreneurial team is a strong collective of investment professionals, with solid financial and operational business experience. Mentha likes to team up with entrepreneurs and enterprising management teams to jointly realise ambitious growth plans. With its companies, Mentha seeks an active approach that is based on true entrepreneurship, growth acceleration and transformation, and is spurred by the human factor and sustainability.
About Amsterdam Data Collective Amsterdam Data Collective (ADC) is an integrated data science agency. The European consultancy helps organisations become data driven through data strategy, data engineering, data science, and data visualisation. ADC perceives data as part of a bigger whole that includes people, management, cultures, processes, and technology to make data work for organisations. ADC believes their collective culture is the key to success, because people thrive in a well-connected group. For more information: https://amsterdamdatacollective.com